How to Be a Feedback Magnet: Receiving and Acting on Feedback without Defensiveness

Career Development

** WCNY Response to COVID-19 **

This event has been postponed.  A new date will be announced soon.
Management author Ken Blanchard wrote, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” And yet, most of us find receiving feedback hard to swallow (and that includes receiving positive feedback as well). When we get feedback, we often experience it as a threat to our sense of identity, and react in ways that range from defensive and denial to dwelling and dramatizing. However, when we don’t hear and accept feedback, we can’t get better at what we’re doing or have a greater impact on our teams, our clients, and our own development.

In this interactive session with Deborah Grayson Riegel, an executive coach, Harvard Business Review columnist, and former instructor of Management Communications at Wharton, you will learn why those who actively seek feedback are more successful in work and life (as well as physically and emotionally healthier), how to manage the resistance that naturally occurs in the face of feedback, how to push back if you disagree with the feedback, as well as how take action on what you’re hearing.

Watch this short video and click on this link to Deborah’s HBR article to get a sense of what we’ll be covering.

Deborah Grayson Riegel is the CEO and Chief Communication Coach for Talk Support, where she helps leaders and teams improve their interpersonal communication and presentation skills though coaching, workshops, retreats, and keynotes. Her clients range from Amazon, Bloomberg, and Kraft Foods, to National Geographic, Pfizer, and The United States Army. Deborah has served as an instructor of management communications at Wharton Business School and Peking University (China), and she also lectures for Columbia Business School and Duke Corporate Education. She writes for Harvard Business Review, Inc, Forbes, Fast Company, and Psychology Today,  and is most recently the author of the book “Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life”.  Deborah and her husband Michael live in New York with their rescue pitbull Nash, who just wants her human brother and sister to come home from college.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Midtown Location (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile. Please review your profile to confirm that the email address listed is correct.)

WCNY Supporting Member - $30.00 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0
Other Wharton Alumni/Guests - $50.00

Click here to register.  Please register early as events can and do sell out quickly.
Lite Bites from Ox Verte (a Wharton alumni-owned business) and water will be provided.

Ox Verte is a plant-forward food company working to reinvent office lunch and breakfast. At Ox Verte, they want to make seasonally-fresh, locally-sourced food an everyday occurrence, and offer wholesome meals that can nourish our bodies and nurture our communities.

The Company was founded in Feb. 2015 and serves groups sizes 10 - 1000 in NYC. Ox Verte is also a Certified B Corporation, a leader in the global movement to use business as a force for good. Read about us in Food+Tech Connect or Edible Manhattan or check out our Instagram.
Due to building security requirements, you must pre-register for this event.  Walk-ins cannot be accepted.
Registration is subject to availability and will close on Wednesday, March 11 at 4pm - No Exceptions! 
Cancellations must be made at least 48-hours (business day) prior to the event date by sending an email to Gabriela Sanchez. Refunds or credits for future events are not available for any no-shows or late cancellations.